Congress President Rahul Gandhi blew the poll bugle in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday after he kick-started Congress' Sankalp Yatra in Chitrakoot near Satna district. He was seen offering prayers at Shri Kamadgiri Temple along with other Congressman. In the video accessed by Republic TV, Rahul Gandhi can be seen entering the temple and offering a garland of flowers in the feet of the deity. After offering his Prayer, Rahul Gandhi proceeded to attend a meeting at Rajola.
During the meeting, he mounted a scathing attack on PM Modi and said:
"Prime Minister said that he will build Sardar Patel statue and during the process he gave jobs to the people in China. But I will ensure that if we come to power then we will show how to change the perspective from 'Made in China' to 'Made in Chitrakoot'."
"Mr. Narendra Modi always says 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' but in UP we have seen how an MLA raped a girl but BJP and even Modi ji did not even try to punish him. We should rephrase it as 'Beti Padhao, Beti ko BJP ke vishayak se bachao', he added.
Meanwhile, here's the complete travel schedule of Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh on September 27th, 2018:
Earlier on September 17, Rahul Gandhi visited Madhya Pradesh and held a roadshow after taking blessings from priests. He also addressed his party workers later that day. Rahul Gandhi received a grand welcome at the airport by Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath and senior party leader and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia among others.
Posters and banners were put across the state that described the 48-year-old Congress chief as a 'Shiv bhakt.' Amid a heavy security cover, he launched the poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh where the BJP has been ruling for the last 15 years. The Congress President performed puja before his 15-km-long roadshow. Heavy security was deployed in the areas. Besides the regular police force, an additional 1,500 policemen were manning the streets of Bhopal.
The Congress president recently returned from a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar. As part of the pilgrimage, devotees undertake an arduous journey to Mount Kailash, which is considered the abode of Lord Shiva.